Asus and Intel invited stummerwinter and me to Stockholm, Sweden to test the upcoming Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard (not yet with final cooling solution).
Stummerwinter brought his amazing Core i7-975 Extreme Edition CPU with him and Asus had gathered 18 PCS of Asus Radeon HD 5870 VGAs to be tested. Corsair had sent very good set of Dominator GTX2 DDR3-2250 memory.
- Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition
- Asus Rampage III Extreme
- Corsair Dominator GTX2
- 4 x Asus Radeon HD 5870
- 1200W + 950W + 910W PSUs
- Windows 7 32-bit
- Catalyst 9.10 & 9.12
- F1 EE & Tek 9.0
- LN2 cooling on CPU & VGAs
First we benched with FM approved Catalyst 9.10 drivers:
CPU @ 5412 MHz, VGAs @ 1200/1300 MHz
ORB link: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=1796893
Next we changed to Catalyst 9.12 drivers and started real testing. After two several hours sessions and just before stummerwinter and Christian had to leave to the airport we were able to pull amazing result of P47002 points:
CPU @ 5508 MHz, VGAs @ 1325/1300 MHz
stummerwinter "Mr 100 MHz man" busy with CPU cooling
Corsair Dominator GTX2
"Mr Vaseline" working with 4 VGA pots
It was a very good bench session with great team work and a good learning curve during benching. Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard looks promising and results with pre-production board and BIOS are promising and efficiency is great.
From my behalf thanks to stummerwinter "Mr 100 MHz man", Kinc & Christian from Asus and Thomas from Intel.
More pics @ Christian's Picasa Album.